My lab works on various aquatic and terrestrial carnivorous plants, both ones that are already recognized as such as ones that are being investigated as possible carnivores. This work includes the sundews, bladderworts, corkscrew plants, waterwheel plants, and Australian triggerplants with their resettable, explosively-fast pollination mechanism. We have looked at these plants at all levels from molecular to ecological in an effort to understand their physiology and developmental biology.
- Introduction to Biology, L102
- Plant Physiology, B370
- Horticulture Plants, B375
- Plant Growth and Development, B373
- Development of carnivorous aquatic bladderworts (Utricularia spp.) and waterwheel plants (Aldrovanda vesiculosa)
- Carnivory in Australian triggerplants (Stylidium spp.)
- Other new carnivorous and possibly carnivorous plants such as teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)
"Prey preference in corkscrew plants Genlisea small crustaceans not protozoa." Journal of the International Carnivorous Plant Society 39. (2009). 114-116.
"Prey preference in two aquatic bladderworts." Journal of the International Carnivorous Plant Society 36. (2007). 57-61.
Triggerplants. Dural, New South Wales, Australia: Rosenberg Publishers, Pty. Ltd., 2002